We Are For Freedoms

We Are For Freedoms

Description

We Are For Freedoms comprises a highly participatory exhibition, public art installed in the city of Manchester, and a series of town hall discussions. Coinciding with the lead-up to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, these activities show how art can spur discussions about values, place, and patriotism. Founded in 2016 by artists Eric Gottesman (a New Hampshire native) and Hank Willis Thomas, For Freedoms is inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 – freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. For Freedoms follows a long artistic tradition of using mass communication to stimulate political discourse. They believe that art plays an important role in moving our society towards a more representative and transparent government, using art to show that citizenship is deepened by participation. As part of We Are For Freedoms, the Currier Museum is organizing a series of town hall discussions inspired by the Four Freedoms on November 7, December 8, January 20, and February 6. Free and open to all, these conversations allow for a more active, collaborative, and inclusive experience. For more information head to http://currier.org/for-freedoms/

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